Recipe for Spicy Cajun Seafood Boil made with baby red potatoes

Spicy Cajun Seafood Boil

Make this Cajun seafood boil recipe for anyone who loves hot and spicy foods!
Prep15 minutes
Cook50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dinner
Variety Fav(s) Ruby Sensation®, Seafood Boilers
Cook Type Stove Top
Dish Type Comfort, Party Food
Season Spring, Summer
Bite Size 3-Bite


  • Cajun seasoning mix, divided (see ingredients below)
  • 3 lb. Tasteful Selections® potatoes
  • 1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 3 lemons, halved
  • 1 lemon, quartered (for serving)
  • ¼ c. salt
  • 8 small sweet red peppers
  • 3 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 package (14 oz.) smoked sausage, cut into 3" pieces
  • 3-4 cobs sweet corn, cleaned
  • 4-5 lbs. live crawfish, rinsed thoroughly
  • 2 lbs. shrimp
  • 2 lbs. mussels
  • 1 stick unsalted butter

Cajun Seasoning Mix

  • 2 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. celery salt
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • tbsp. salt


  • Fill a four gallon stockpot ⅔ full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. In a small bowl, combine all of the Cajun seasoning ingredients and set aside. To the stockpot, add potatoes, garlic, onion, 6 lemon halves, salt and half of the seasoning mix. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add peppers, sausage and corn and bring to a boil; cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add crawfish and return to a boil. Add shrimp and mussels and cook for 5-8 minutes more, or until mussels open and shrimp turn color. Remove from heat and drain.
  • Add the other half of seasoning mix and butter and toss together. Cover the stockpot and let it steam for a few minutes. Serve with fresh lemon wedges.
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